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Solitary stint in Kingdom a wife's remedy

Frank Coughlan


 

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'This awful curse is a threat to our mental wellbeing every bit as much as to our physical health.' Stock Image

'This awful curse is a threat to our mental wellbeing every bit as much as to our physical health.' Stock Image

'This awful curse is a threat to our mental wellbeing every bit as much as to our physical health.' Stock Image

Lighter moments around Covid-19 are about as rare as Free Presbyterians at a Vatican conclave. So all the more reason to relish them when they unexpectedly turn up uninvited.

A good friend who returned from a skiing trip in northern Italy a few weeks back was more than a bit surprised to find his front door bolted shut. In the porch he found a cooler bag of fresh food (including a few ribeye steaks) and another stuffed with enough warm clothes to see him through a fortnight.

Out of the letterbox a voice belonging to his beloved wife announced it was nothing personal, she loved him and all that, but she wasn't letting him in. Not even to go to the loo.